Eric Williamson dropped his red-shad-colored plastic bait onto a tangled mat of hyacinths and shook his rod tip. The 1/4-ounce bullet weight pegged at the top of the worm found a hole in the thick vegetation and pulled the curl-tail lure to the bottom.
Out of habit, Williamson let the worm settle, and then gently jerked his rod to pop the worm upward.
But it wasn't budging.
A veteran bass fisherman, Williamson knew exactly what that meant. In a motion ...